Letters to the Editor

FRC remains part of the solution

Editor: Last week, East Liverpool Chief John Lane announced that the city had received the state DART grant for $50,000 over the next two years. The city is to be congratulated on this achievement, and now have the ability to provide help to the many in the area suffering from drug addiction. ...

The anniversary

Editor: I enjoy the written word — and I think that the editors and writers for this newspaper never get the recognition that they deserve. I read the article written by Mr. Tom Giambroni covering the ceremony for Sept. 11 held in Wellsville on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. He did an excellent ...

Target the source

Editor: Everywhere we turn, whether it be TV, internet or newspapers, the drug abuse epidemic is discussed. Substance abuse costs our nation approximately $600 billion annually. Some 24.6 million Americans, 9.4 percent of the population, abuse drugs. That is an 8 percent increase since ...

They served too

Editor: During the Vietnam War Navy personnel served in the offshore waters on battle stations providing continuous naval gunfire support, search and rescue, and aircraft carrier support and protection. In January of 1991, the United States Congress, by unanimous consent of both House and ...

Thievery

Editor: The Senate and the House are in a gridlock over the Affordable Care Act and tax reform. These legislators are all playing gotcha games at trying to make the opposite party look bad. Feathering their own nests appears to be the order of the day. The pay of Senate members is $175,000 ...

A dying breed

Editor: What has happened to America’s middle class and working families? America came out of the Great Depression and built the greatest middle class the world has known by using our own hard work and government to open up opportunities for millions of people. Ninety percent of America ...

Park plaudits

Editor: I am writing to commend Dana Blackburn and what she does for the Lisbon pool. She does an amazing job with what little she has to work with. If it wasn’t for her and her volunteers, the splash pad would have never happened. I have seen Dana put so much hard work and effort into ...

Time lapses

Editor: Do we want Lisbon to be a one of a kind jewel, or deny its potential and become a Generica USA? Why do property values rise in historical districts where there is enforced historical protection? Have you ever vacationed and found fast food in historical buildings? Restoration of the ...

In the moment

Editor:­ If overzealous preservationists had their way, we could all still be living in log cabins. That is, of course, an exaggeration, but it alerts one to the unrealistic and cost-prohibitive effort to save every old and often potentially dangerous structure. Lisbon Council’s ...

What integrity?

Editor: Kris Kobach, vice chairman of Mr. Trump’s newly formed commission, the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, sent a request to all 50 states asking them to provide “voter data.” This request wants the voters’ full names, including middle names, addresses, ...